About the NCC

Richard Oldfield, Chief Executive

"We are industry's research and development partner. When companies need to make things lighter, stronger, smarter and more sustainable they come to the NCC. With access to 'beyond' state-of-the-art technology and the best composites engineering capabilities in the world, we help our customers solve the most complex engineering challenges of our time."

Our Strategy

Leading collaborative innovation

A world leader in composite technology

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Leading collaborative innovation

To be recognised as a world leader in composite technology, accelerating the development and uptake of digital technologies for composites and growing the market for composites by driving innovation through collaboration and partnerships.


Highly motivated and engaged teams

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To push the boundaries of what's possible in the application of composites, building highly motivated and engaged teams that create an innovative and entrepreneurial culture at the NCC.



Leading in sustainability for composites

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To future-proof the application of composites by exploring novel materials and process capability, enabling industry to make more informed decisions on their application.

Changing markets and products

Making composites a mass market proposition

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Changing markets and products

To offer a wide range of capabilities from teams of specialists to the latest technology, to deliver complete engineering solutions. Improving the adoption and economic impact of the technology developed and delivering customer work to time, cost and the highest quality.

Resilient expansion

Making composites accessible

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Resilient expansion

To ensure composites technology and engineering expertise is accessible to every sector, so they can harness the full potential of composites and in turn, contribute to a sustained c.10% annual growth at the NCC.

Transforming business practices

Responding to the needs of customers

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Transforming business practices

To be agile and responsive to the needs of varied sectors and customers, and always working to the very highest standards of health and safety.

Our Stories

  • NCC partners with Drive System Design on new Electric Vehicle project

    The NCC is partnering with British engineering specialist, Drive System Design (DSD), on a new project that seeks to improve the efficiency of the integrated electric drive unit (EDU) of electric vehicles (EVs).
  • NCC to partner with AMI composites events

    The NCC is pleased to announce a partnership with AMI, a leading provider of market intelligence and events for the global plastics industry, for four composites events taking place in 2020.
  • Airborne UK becomes a member of the NCC

    Airborne UK joins the National Composites Centre to strengthen innovation partnership in automation and digital engineering
  • This is Engineering campaign

    This week has seen 'This is Engineering Day' (6 November) – a day dedicated to publicly celebrating the engineers shaping the world around us and challenge the narrow stereotype of the engineer. As a company that depends on engineering and the ingenuity of engineers, we are supporting the 'This is Engineering' campaign over the coming months to help change the image of engineering.
  • NCC launches SME Boost Programme

    Access 50% match funding up to £25k for UK SMEs to develop composite products.

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